SOVIET RAILWAY MAP. Skhema zheleznykh dorog Soiuza SSR. Omsk, Kartigraficheskaia Fabrika for Glavnoe upravlenie geodesii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1991.
Large colour-printed map on four sheets (each measuring c. 75 x 124 cm, put together 150 x 258 cm); previously folded (very few repaired tears to intersections of folds), light marginal spotting; an impressive survival from the last days of the Soviet Union.
This beautifully designed wall map was intended to be displayed in railway stations all over the vast country, depicted at a scale of 1 to 3,500,000. Although the printrun was - officially - 52,700 copies, we belive that only very few maps of the last days of the Soviet Union survived the ensuing chaotic years.
The composite map 'shows administrative divisions, regional railroad networks, roads, cities, seaports, province capital-city names in large red type. Includes notes, table of administrative division names, indexed directory of regional systems, and abbreviations' (David Rumsey Map Collection, online).